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Brautigan, Richard

Works: 374 works in 1,338 publications in 21 languages and 28,350 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Diary fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Satire  Biography 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, Lyricist, Other, Performer, Creator
Classifications: PS3503.R2736, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Richard Brautigan
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Most widely held works by Richard Brautigan
Trout fishing in America by Richard Brautigan( Book )
134 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Brautigan's wonderfully zany, hilarious episodic novel set amongst the rural waterways of America. Here's a journey that begins at the foot of the Benjamin Franklin statue in San Francisco's Washington Square, wanders through the wonders of America's rural waterways and ends, inevitably, with mayonnaise. With pure inventiveness and free-wheeling energy, the counterpoint to all those angry Beatniks, Brautigan tells the story of rural America, and the hunt for a bit of trout fishing. Funny, wild and sweet, Trout Fishing in America is an incomparable guidebook to the delights of exploration - of a country and a mind
The Hawkline monster : a gothic western by Richard Brautigan( Book )
49 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 1902; the setting, Eastern Oregon. A 15-year-old Indian girl wanders into a whorehouse looking for men to kill the monster that lives in the ice caves under the basement of Miss Hawkline's house. Armed with a trunkful of guns, two men set off in search of the Hawkline Monster. What follows is a series of unusual and often comic encounters in this parody of two literary genres
The abortion : an historical romance 1966 by Richard Brautigan( Book )
65 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 10 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reclusive young man works in a San Francisco library for unpublishable books. Life's losers, an astonishing number of whom seem to be writers, can bring their manuscripts to the library, where they will be welcomed, registered and shelved. They will not be read, but they will be cherished. In comes Vida, with her manuscript. Her book is about her gorgeous body, in which she feels uncomfortable. The librarian makes her feel comfortable, and together they live in the back of the library until a trip to Tijuana to get an abortion changes them in ways neither of them had ever expected
A Confederate general from Big Sur by Richard Brautigan( Book )
76 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three books in the manner of their original editions
Revenge of the lawn : stories, 1962-1970 by Richard Brautigan( Book )
63 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
62 nouvelles qui séduisent insidieusement par leur drôlerie, leur air innocent, leur langage. La Californie est la matrice de cet ouvrage, avec ses paysages et ses autochtones
An unfortunate woman : a journey by Richard Brautigan( Book )
28 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Assumes the form of a traveler's journal, chronicling the protagonists's journey and his oblique ruminations on the suicide of one woman and the death from cancer of another, close friend."--Jacket
So the wind won't blow it all away by Richard Brautigan( Book )
22 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focused around the death of a young boy in a shooting accident in a small western Oregon town in the 1940s, So the Wind Won't Blow it all Away was the last of the author's novels published before his death in 1984
The Tokyo-Montana express by Richard Brautigan( Book )
31 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of one hundred and thirty-one "stations" inspired by memories of Japan and Montana, January-July 1976, that seem to form a somewhat autobiographical work. According to the author, each section of the novel represented a separate stop along a journey, a station along a metaphorical rail line joining Japan and Montana. Common themes running through these stations include Brautigan's own disillusionment with aging, the search for identity, the diversity of human nature, and cultural differences between Montana and Japan
Sombrero fallout : a Japanese novel by Richard Brautigan( Book )
37 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features two interrelated stories. The first, about a sombrero falling from the sky and its affect on humanity. In the second, the narrator of the first story thinks about his Japanese ex-lover who has recently moved out of his apartment
In watermelon sugar by Richard Brautigan( Book )
90 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Death is a place where the sun shines a different colour every day and where people travel to the length of their dreams. Rejecting the violence and hate of the old gang at the Forgotten Works, they lead gentle lives in watermelon sugar. Brautigan expresses the mood of a new generation
Dreaming of Babylon : a private eye novel, 1942 by Richard Brautigan( Book )
39 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is early 1942. You are in San Francisco, and you need a private eye. Sam Spade is rumored to be in Istanbul. Philip Marlowe is up at Little Fawn Lake investigating the disappearance of Mrs. Derace Kingsley. Lew Archer is in the army. Who's left? Nobody but C. Card. You haven't heard of C. Card? That's all right. Nobody has. When you hire C. Card, you have scraped the bottom of the private eye barrel. But you won't be bored
Willard and his bowling trophies : a perverse mystery by Richard Brautigan( Book )
35 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The novel takes place in an apartment house on Chestnut Street in San Francisco. The principals are Constance and Bob, the couple upstairs who read the Greek Anthology and play the Story of O game, a strange mixture of offbeat sexual fantasies; Pat and John, the couple downstairs who eat turkey sandwiches naked and watch Johnny Carson; the three Logan brothers, whose bowling trophies have been stolen; and Willard, a three-foot-high papier-mâché bird. The Logan brothers have vowed to recover their bowling trophies at any cost and seek vengeance on those who stole them."--Jacket
Richard Brautigan's Trout fishing in America ; The pill versus the Springhill mine disaster ; and, In watermelon sugar by Richard Brautigan( Book )
21 editions published between 1967 and 1989 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Required reading for the hip generation, this one-volume edition contains two novels and a collection of poetry. The comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life will recapture today's reader
Loading mercury with a pitchfork : [poems] by Richard Brautigan( Book )
7 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... delicate, full of insight and the ability to see and describe the possibilities and complications of the world in a lucid and totally original way ..."
Rommel drives on deep into Egypt by Richard Brautigan( Book )
23 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pill versus the Springhill mine disaster by Richard Brautigan( Book )
41 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems of Richard Brautigan from the years 1957-1968
Trout fishing in America, The pill versus the Springhill mine disaster, and In watermelon sugar by Richard Brautigan( Book )
13 editions published between 1968 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
June 30th, June 30th by Richard Brautigan( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edna Webster collection of undiscovered writings by Richard Brautigan( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On the eve of his departure from Eugene, Oregon, to San Francisco and worldly success, a twenty-one-year-old unpublished writer named Richard Brautigan gave these funny, buoyant stories and poems as a gift to Edna Webster, the beloved mother of both his best friend and his first "real" girlfriend. The stories and poems show Brautigan as hopelessly lovestruck, cheerily goofy, and at his most disarmingly innocent. We see not only a young man and young artist about to bloom, but also the whole literary sensibility of the 1960s counterculture about to spread its wings and fly."--Jacket
Revenge of the lawn ; The abortion ; So the wind won't blow it all away by Richard Brautigan( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Revenge of the lawn" is Brautigan's only collection of short stories. In "The abortion," a California librarian and his girlfriend Viva travel to Tijuana for a series of strange encounters. In "So the wind won't blow it all away," a man recalls his twelfth summer, when he bought bullets for his gun instead of a hamburger
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Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.23 for An unfortu ... to 0.93 for "America, ...)
Alternative Names
Brautigan, Richard 1935-1984
Brautigan, Richard Gary.
Brautigan, Richard Gary 1935-1984
Brotigans, Ričards
בראוטיגן, ריצ׳רד
ブローティガン, R
ブロティガン, リチャアド
ブローティガン, リチャード
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